Isle of Wight pauses speed camera programme

The council in the Isle of Wight has decided against introducing two speed camera vans on the island, despite there being £300,000 in its budget to do so.

The website HampshireLive reports that councillors decided there was insufficient evidence they would work.

There are currently no fixed speed cameras on the Island after those were turned off several years ago and removed last year.

There is one speed camera van on the Island operated by Hampshire Constabulary, but the traffic policing team has merged with the armed response unit, giving less capacity to enforce speed limits.

The HampshireLive report notes that the previous Conservative administration had hoped the cameras could be an answer to enforcing speed limits but with a change in council, and officer research, the business case for buying the cameras has been paused.

(File Picture – Road Safety Support)


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